NZ vs WI Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – West Indies Tour of New Zealand, 1st Test

NZ vs WI Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – West Indies Tour of New Zealand, 1st Test

While picking the wicketkeeper, make sure to check the announced playing XIs before picking BJ Watling. In his absence, Shane Dowrich should be your go-to choice.

Match Details:

The 1st Test match of the West Indies Tour to New Zealand will be played at the Seddon Park Ground in Hamilton.

The match is scheduled to start at 11:00 AM Local Time (03:30 AM IST, Dec 03) (10:00 PM GMT, Dec 02), and will be streamed live on FanCode.

Preview:

After losing the T20 International series 0-2, the visiting West Indies cricket team will be eyeing to improve their numbers in the Test matches. But the Kiwis will be stepping on to the field with completely different intentions. They would want to continue the winning run in this series too and complete the pair of series wins against the West Indies on this tour.

Many of the West Indies players who played in the T20Is will also be seen donning the whites for the team, so they would be rich in experience in terms of their idea of the playing experience in the country. So the West Indies team management would want to take full advantage of this fact. And, ready for the counter-attack will be the New Zealand dressing room, where the players will be rooting to get on to the field and play good cricket and add another trophy to their cabinet.


NZ vs WI Weather Report for Match 1:

The first day of the match is expected to be marred by rainfall, but the weather conditions are expected to get better, until the 4th and 5th day of the match, which are again expected to have rains coming in. The conditions will continue to remain overcast throughout the match.

Pitch Report:

The pitch at this venue has historically favoured the batters and the same behaviour is expected to continue in this match also. The bowlers will have to get the majority of their work done in the first few hours of play each day.

Average first innings score:

304 (from all the Tests played at this venue)

Record of the chasing teams:

Won – 10; Lost – 8; Drawn – 8


Injury & Availability News

BJ Watling has picked up a hamstring niggle and his availability for this game is doubtful. Devon Conway has been called in as his injury cover.

NZ vs WI Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

New Zealand:

Kane Williamson, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, BJ Watling/Devon Conway, Trent Boult, Time Southee, Ajaz Patel, Neil Wagner/Kyle Jamieson

Bench:

Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling/Devon Conway, Neil Wagner/Kyle Jamieson

West Indies:

Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shamarh Brooks/Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Shane Dowrich, Kemar Roach, Alzzari Joseph, Shannon Gabriel

Bench:

Jermaine Blackwood, Samarah Brooks/Rahkeem Cornwall, Keemo Paul, Chemar Holder


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NZ vs WI Top picks for today’s Dream11 match:

Tom Latham has done well for New Zealand in Test cricket, scoring runs consistently for the team. He has played in 52 matches and has scored 3726 runs at an average of 42.34.

Kane Williamson is one of the finest batters that New Zealand has ever produced. His calm and composed approach to batting has gotten him a lot of success. He has scored 6476 runs in 80 Test matches and has also taken 29 wickets.

Jason Holder has been a boon to the West Indies team, and his performance has gotten better and better since the day he has taken over as the captain of the team. Having scored 2012 runs and taken 116 wickets in 43 Test matches, he is one of the most successful all-rounders to have played for the team.

Darren Bravo will be tasked with handling the batting duties in the middle order on this tour. And, given the mix of temperament and skills he has, he is expected to perform well. He has played in 54 Test matches, and has 3506 runs, with his best score being a 218 run inning.

Ross Taylor has been a mainstay of the New Zealand batting line-up since the first year of his debut. With the experience of 100 Test matches behind his back, he is one of the most experienced cricketers playing on this tour. He has scored 7239 runs in 101 Tests and will want to get some more runs in his bag in this series.

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Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options: Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor

Vice-Captain Options: Jason Holder, Darren Bravo

Suggested Playing XI No. 1 for NZ vs WI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Wicketkeeper: Shane Dowrich

Batsmen: Kane Williamson (C), Tom Latham, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shamarh Brooks

All-Rounders: Jason Holder (VC), Roston Chase

Bowlers: Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Kemar Roach

Suggested Playing XI No. 2 for NZ vs WI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Wicketkeeper: Shane Dowrich

Batsmen: Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor (C), Darren Bravo (VC), Shimron Hetmyer, Shamarh Brooks

All-Rounders: Jason Holder, Mitchell Santner

Bowlers: Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, Kemar Roach


Expert Advice:

Given the nature of the pitch at the ground where the match is to be played, it would be wise to include as many as 5 batters in your team. They can also be used as good multiplier options. For filling up the 5th spot in your fantasy team you can go with either Tom Latham or Ross Taylor.

While picking the wicketkeeper, make sure to check the announced playing XIs before picking BJ Watling. In his absence, Shane Dowrich should be your go-to choice.

NZ vs WI Today’s Probable Winners

New Zealand is expected to win this match.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.